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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 29, 2010 7:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: A nice new bashing thread

Everyone likes a good bashing thread. Let me get this off my chest. I am so drugged by listening to JGB I might as well have an intravenous line feeding it into the interior of my brain. Musical heroin.

The occasional duds therefore wake me from my bliss and I must protest. In my view:

Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Jerry messes this up. The Band did this right. Have learned to hit skip button for this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW3L8qon7hg&;feature=related
(song was made for Levon Helm's vocals)

Simple Twist of Fate - is also supposed to be a snappy tune. Jerry turns it into a dirge.

Let's Spend the Night Together - hit or miss. The solos are sometimes just weird and really don't seem to have anything to do with the tune.

Sorry Jerry!!

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Oct 29, 2010 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

"Simple Twist of Fate - is also supposed to be a snappy tune. Jerry turns it into a dirge. "

Ship of Fools
Stella Blue
Black Peter
He's Gone

I think Garcia had a dirge fetish.

TOOTMO

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 29, 2010 9:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

All of those are beautiful though, esp. Ship of Fools and Black Peter. I'm not the biggest fan of Stella but it is what it is, i.e., it was written to be played the way he plays it. Not every song in the known universe was meant for the Jerry-slowdown-to-practically-no-remaining-pulse ...

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Poster: ducats Date: Oct 29, 2010 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

I don't know - this whole post strikes out imo.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Oct 29, 2010 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

okay, some JGB stuff i can live without, but somebody else mentioned it, Simple Twist of Fate is far from a "snappy tune", are you thinking of the right tune, ever hear Dylan's version, it's about the same tempo and mood...those 76 mission in the rains are musical valium...

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 29, 2010 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

Sorry, but I love Dixie. I just think that's such a great song.

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Poster: snori Date: Oct 29, 2010 8:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

Really can't agree with you on this Ringolevio. For me it's like 'I shall be released' - there are countless versions available but Jerry owns it. I like Joan Baez' version a lot though.

'Simple twist' and 'Tangled up' again I turn to Jerry. I love Dylan stuff but very few cover versions do it for me - sorry Byrds fans, GD and JGB do it right.

A query - Why are the people singing 'la la lala-laa' ? Is it a sort of defiance ? My American history is bit patchy on this.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Oct 29, 2010 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

Maybe the same reason the Dead sing "da da daaaa" in Brokedown Palace...

Anyway, I thought a JGB show was more like drinking a bottle of musical cough syrup.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 29, 2010 11:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

I think of the Dead as musical marijuana (that's legal, right?) and JGB as musical heroin - get too involved and you may start to have trouble functioning in society.

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Poster: snori Date: Oct 29, 2010 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

Just seems odd if you're town is being burned down. P'raps I'm reading too much into it.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Oct 29, 2010 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

I agree about TNTDODD....I always skip that song. As for A Simple Twist of Fate, some are very good. 1978 was a good year for that song, try 3-17-78. What shows have you been listening to? Charlie Miller just released 11-9-82 and its 3 amazing disks of music, a must have IMO.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 29, 2010 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

At the moment,

http://www.jerryradio.com/downloads/JGB-76-07-20-MP3/jgb1976-07-20d1t03.mp3

- working through everything on jerryradio.com

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Oct 29, 2010 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re:jeradio

thanks for the link- nice DJG vocals...

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Poster: ducats Date: Oct 29, 2010 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

where could you possibly have gotten simple twist is a snappy tune?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 29, 2010 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

I hate to admit it, but - Joan Baez.

Honest - I like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8MI8_BLRcw&;feature=related


This post was modified by ringolevio on 2010-10-29 18:57:05

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Oct 29, 2010 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

There are some marvelous versions of Twist of Fate - my only beef with them is that they often contain one of Kahn's weird-ass arhythmic bass solos

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Oct 29, 2010 3:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

ringo, i'm only commenting on your statement about Dixie, which if i read around 3-4 years ago i might very well have largely agreed since i did seem to skip it a lot, if not all the time, back then; however, that being said, i've been listening to Jerry stuff to a much higher degree in the past year, and i've come across some versions of Dixie which quite moved me, not to tears or anything silly like that, but just the direction Jerry took the song, his vocals, moments where something magical was happening, powerful stuff; i'm not saying this all-that-correctly, but just to let you know that those great versions of Dixie are out there, and i know you're wanting to ask me, okay, but what dates, and alas, i can't recall and have no lists

This post was modified by Arbuthnot on 2010-10-29 22:23:27

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 29, 2010 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

Well, ok, I'll try to keep an open mind then, and not automatically hit skip, though those opening chords just turn me off...

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Poster: ned the head Date: Oct 29, 2010 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

watch this rendition and you'll think ol Jer's the greatest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnS9M03F-fA

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 29, 2010 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

I take your point but Joan has done much better versions of that song. Don't hit me but actually I like hers better (agree that clip is a bit lame).

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 29, 2010 9:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

what's wrong with it....other than Joanie tries to turn it into a sing-along???? remember, it is from "The Midnight Special"

This post was modified by user unknown on 2010-10-29 16:24:38

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 29, 2010 11:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

Which one are you asking about - Dixie? Don't worry, Americans don't know what it's about either :)
Don't read the comments on any of the versions of this song on youtube - some of them are still fighting the Civil War.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 29, 2010 3:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

"Which one are you asking about?"

The Joan Baez clip Ned linked. I just didn't see anything "lame" about the clip. OK, so the attempt at audience participation was a bit cheesy. I rather like Joan solo, with her guitar, over the more "orchestrated" treatment her recordings often received.

"Don't worry, Americans don't know what it's about either"

Oh, I think I know a little of the story. Remember "the Danville train"? I live in Danville.

"some of them are still fighting the Civil War"

To those it is more likely "The War of Northern Aggression", although I find that ludicrous. And since nothing about war is ever "civil", I prefer "The War Between The States".

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 29, 2010 7:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

that got a little confused because I replied to the wrong person. sorry!

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 29, 2010 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

no problem

try this one....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Xk8Cp09aM&;feature=related



This post was modified by user unknown on 2010-10-30 02:32:38

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 29, 2010 7:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A nice new bashing thread

Yes, much better.